Single best Star Trek season?

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  1. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 18, 2017
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    TOS 1 (based on what STEPhon IT said about world building), if not TNG 3 (which also solidifies the best that TNG 1 and 2 did but with the extra flair needed... Along with Michael Piller, Ira Stevhen Behr pretty much defined the style and content and, indeed, the soul of 80s/90s Trek that's cherished up to this day.)
  2. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

    Jan 28, 2010
    I'm not into the new series so these are my picks as well with the top three being TOS,TNG and DS9. If I had to pick the best then TOS Season One gets the nod by virtue of being first. They laid the groundwork for everything that came after and it still holds up 50 plus years later. DS9 Season 4 would be a very close second.
  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    It’s between TNG3 and DS96 for me.
  4. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    astral plane
    More of my favorite episodes are in TOS S2, but the mean level of TOS S1 is higher and S1 still has some great episodes. I guess if it's the overall season, TOS S1 wins. TNG S3 deserves honorable mention.
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  5. Takeru

    Takeru Takeru - Space Police Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    My vote goes to TNG season 3, it was when TNG truly became the show it's remembered as, there are very few episodes I don't care for with the vast majority being good to great.
  6. RaulMacca

    RaulMacca Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 3, 2001
    Voy S4 for me, a weak episode doesn't come to mind.
  7. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 3189
    If we're doing one per series:

    TOS - 1 but I prefer 2
    TNG - 4 (yes, I like it better than 3)
    DS9 - it's tough to choose between 4 and 6
    VOY - 4
    ENT - 4

    There aren't enough seasons of DSC or PIC to make a meaningful choice.

    Of other note: There seems to be something about fourth seasons during the Berman Era.
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  8. Paul755

    Paul755 Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 21, 2018
    TOS Season 1
    TNG Season 3
    DS9 Season 6
    TOS Season 2
    ENT Season 3
  9. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Watch out HYDRA - here we come! Premium Member

    May 1, 2001
    My favourites from each series:

    TOS - Season One
    TNG - Season Three
    DS9 - Season Five
    VOY - Season Four
    ENT- Season Three
    DIS - Season Two
    PIC - Season One :devil:

    Was it Scotty's season three hair that swung it? ;)
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  10. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 19, 2013
    Bad Thoughts
    DS9 season 5, followed closely by TOS season 2
  11. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    TNG season 3 or 4, nearly impossible to choose which one.
  12. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

    Jan 27, 2010
    Sunny California
    But if you had to choose, which one would you pick?
  13. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    I love TOS S3
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  14. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    Fortunately it's not absolutely necessary to choose only one of them....
    ....but the one with 'Who Watches The Watchers' might get picked, that's a legendary episode for me.
    However, then there's the thing with 'The Best of Both Worlds', one episode on both seasons.
    In some way it's possible to watch only one part and get away with it but.. it's just not the same.
    Impossible question. Seasons 3 & 4 are connected so strongly. :)
  15. B’Elanna

    B’Elanna Ensign Red Shirt

    Feb 18, 2020
    I’m gonna go

    Voyager 4 then DS9 2 - I love TNG, but really love it more once Guinan shows up in season 2.
  16. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    My top five:

    DS9 season 6
    The Dominion War arc, Far Beyond the Stars, The Magnificent Ferengi and In the Pale Moonlight - some of the best Trek episodes. It falls off a cliff towards the end, but the good far outweighs the bad.

    TOS season 2
    Amok Time, Mirror Mirror, The Trouble with Tribbles, The Ultimate Computer, Journey to Babel

    Discovery season 1
    The mirror arc, Context is for Kings and Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad all blew me away.

    Voyager season 5
    Two of the most underrated episodes - Counterpoint and Someone to Watch Over Me - plus great stuff like Drone, Dark Frontier, Relativity and Equinox

    Enterprise season 4
    Loved the augment, mirror and Terra Prime storylines
  17. Rahul

    Rahul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 2, 2014
    I'm gonna' chose one for each (finished) series:

    TOS: season 1
    Hard to describe - this season is basically what the whole "Star Trek" thing is about, it opened the whole universe for me. Probably also my pick for "best Trek season. period."

    TNG: Season 6
    A bit of an outlier. Yes, season 3 & 4 are also super great, and season 6 starts and ends on weaker two-parters. But I just love most of the episodes in this season so much, it's just overall great quality.

    DS9: season 6
    I was never a fan of how the Dominion War was depicted as essentially WW2 in Space. But IMO this season is the very highpoint of the Dominion conflict, and is basically what DS9 as a whole is all about, with a great arc in the beginning, and most episodes being related to the main story.

    VOY: Season 4
    IMO one of the best Trek sesons, period. So many great two-parters, single episodes, and the arrival of Seven of Nine really changes things up, and makes her & Janeway one of Trek's great duos.

    ENT: season 3
    By far the best season-arc in Trek. There's some clunkers in the beginning, but this is IMO how modern Trek should be like - there's an overarching (very Trekkian!) main plot, big mysteries, a new enemy that is thoroughly explored, and lots of great character arcs for all main characters that are organically interwoven with the main story. And all while still keeping the "story-of-the-week"-approach of Trek.
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  18. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Commodore Commodore

    Nov 17, 2011
    The Great Barrier
    TOS Seasons 1 and 2, mostly
    ENT Seasons 3 and 4, mostly
  19. Annorax849

    Annorax849 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 22, 2014
    DS9, season 5
    Enterprise, season 4
    DS9, season 7
    TOS, season 1
    VOY, season 4
    TNG, season 6
  20. suarezguy

    suarezguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    I think the single best season is the original series season 2 and second best is the original series season 1. For third place, tie between TNG Seasons 3 and 4.
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